Madison Ward Show

The Madison Ward Show is an interview and talk show discovering and exploring people in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community who enact and ignite change. Covering a range of topics from student life at UNC to local activists, political thought, and community-driven art and music, The Madison Ward Show inspires community engagement and highlights regional achievements.

Madison Ward is a studdent at UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in Media and Journalism. She has a strong passion for radio broadcasting and believes in the power of local news and its ability to unite and inform a community.

To learn more about upcoming shows, for information about how to be featured, or to nominate an outstanding community member to be on the show, email or follow @themadisonwardshow on Instagram. Be sure to tune in!

The Batchelor News Radio Show

The Batchelor News Radio Show focuses on issues ranging from sports and politics to race, society, and religion. During each hour of the two-hour timeslot, up to four guests — who may include professional athletes, politicians, White House correspondents, and religious leaders — address a different topic. “We want to enlighten, educate, and empower people. We want people to know what’s going on in everyday life,” says L.A. Batchelor. “I have my own personal beliefs — and sometimes I’ll put them out there. But I’m about getting the information out and making people ponder and think.” The Batchelor Pad Show also airs at 900/1250 ESPN radio in New Hampshire and WHBO in Tampa, Florida.

DJ/Host Bio: Born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, L.A. Batchelor has lived in North Carolina off and on since 1998 and he’s been in radio for 20-plus years. He’s worked at urban R&B, jazz, rock, country, jazz, hip hop, gospel, quiet storm — and he’s done it during morning drive, mid-day, afternoon, evening, and overnight. “I’ve been all over the place,” says Batchelor. “It’s been a blessing. I love radio — it’s in my blood.”

Seeking Justice

The “Seeking Justice” LIVE Radio Talk Show with Mary Hope, Professor of Peace & Conflict Studies examines current issues of conflict from multiple perspectives. The objective of the show is to transcend “right” and “wrong” opinions to more deeply understand the underlying reasons (both sides have) that drive their perspectives.

The goal is to educate the listening public with respectful ways to talk about issues that two sides disagree on.   The conversation is structured to examine the specific issues that individuals disagree on respectfully.

The hope is that this show will reveal to listeners that people can disagree politically, but still care about each other and respect the underlying reasons for different perspectives. When each side thoroughly open its mind to the other perspective without negative judgment or the need to be “right” and the other side “wrong” –  moments of transformation and later transcendence can happen.

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Recalibrating the Scales

Feeling stuck? Become fluid via acquired “balance.” Are you seeking a keen sense of direction? Perhaps, you’re a stagnant student in limbo. A professional seeking your true “predestined” calling? Are you at a crossroads or someone merely aspiring for a passion-filled life to, name a few? My mission is to implore synchronized thinkers to acquire optimal fulfillment utilizing my crafted leap of faith (carpe diem ideology) and three-dimensional perspective/philosophy to yield and sustain relative balance. A plethora of thought provoking tasks and topics spanning from common to avant-garde subjects are meticulously woven into each radio segment, to stretch listeners’ thinking from linear to 3D thought processes over time. As a result, a self overhaul will gracefully unfold by virtue of sustaining one’s equilibrium and becoming unstuck per se. Embrace the journey to short circuit limiting beliefs and practices and ignite the evolution which will take precedence.   

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CounterSpin is Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting’s weekly radio show, hosted by Janine Jackson. It’s heard on more than 130 noncommercial stations across the United States and Canada.

CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Combining lively discussion and a thoughtful media critique, CounterSpin is unlike any other show on the dial.

CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news’ narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.

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Claire Galt Show

The Claire Galt Show is a weekly talk show fused with a lively mixture of local guests including activists, musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, newsmakers and other trailblazers from the UNC community, the Chapel Hill area, and greater North Carolina who are making a difference in our community.
Your host Claire Galt is a student in the UNC Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media.  Claire brings her unique perspective to the interesting happenings in our area.

Focus On Business

Focus on Business is hosted by author, speaker, entrepreneur, and business consultant Lea Strickland. Focus on Business covers the topics and issues impacting businesses from Main Street to Wall Street – legislation, regulations, finance, start-up, management, leadership, economics, and the how-to of business success. The program highlights local, regional and national for-profit and non-profit businesses, subject matter experts, and leaders who share their insights and life lessons on starting, running, and growing the business community.

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The Blotter Zine

The Blotter Magazine exists to nurture underground, outsider literature and art and to provide it to a wide audience.

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Thom Hartmann Program

Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host whose shows are available in over a half-billion homes worldwide. He’s the New York Times bestselling, 4-times Project Censored Award-winning author of 24 books in print in 17 languages on five continents. Leonardo DiCaprio was inspired by Thom’s book “The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight” to make the movie “The 11th Hour” (in which Thom appears), and the movie “Ice On Fire.”


Talkers Magazine named Thom Hartmann as the 10th most important talk show host in America in 2019 and has been in the top ten for over a decade and is the #1 most important progressive host, in their “Heavy Hundred” ranking.

His radio show is syndicated on for-profit FM and AM radio stations nationally, on non-profit and community stations nationwide by Pacifica.

Thom has spent much of his life working with and for the international Salem relief organization ( and he and his wife Louise founded a community for abused children in New Hampshire ( and a school for learning disabled and ADHD kids ( His book “Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception” sparked a national debate, both in the psychology/psychiatry community and among the general public, on ADD/ADHD and neurological differences ranging from giftedness to autism. His book “Rebooting The American Dream” so inspired Senator Bernie Sanders that he wrote a cover letter to accompany the delivery of the book to his 99 colleagues in the United States Senate and he read from it extensively on the floor of the Senate during his famous filibuster.

As an entrepreneur, he’s also founded several successful businesses which still are operating, and lived and worked with his wife, Louise, and their three children on several continents.

An inveterate traveler and sometimes a risk-taker, Hartmann has often found himself in the world’s hot spots on behalf of the German-based Salem international relief organization or as a writer, a situation which causes his friends to sometimes wonder aloud if he works for the CIA (he does not). He was, for example, in The Philippines when Ferdinand Marcos fled the country; in Egypt the week Anwar Sadat was shot; in Uganda during the war of liberation by Tanzania; in Hungary when the first East German refugees arrived; in Germany when the wall came down; in Beijing during the first student demonstrations; in Thailand when the military coup of 1991 occurred; in Barbados during the 2004 anti-government strikes and shutdowns; in Bogota and Medellin, Colombia, during the spate of killings of presidential candidates; in Israel, in the West Bank town of Nablus, the week the Intifada started there; on the Czech border the week Chernobyl melted down; in Kenya during the first big wave of crackdowns on dissidents; and in Venezuela during the 1991 coup attempt. He has been successful in avoiding some disasters, however. For example, he was out of the country when George H.W. Bush picked Dan Quayle as his running mate.

He was born and grew up in Michigan, and retains strong ties to the Midwest, although he and Louise have lived in New Hampshire, Vermont, Georgia, Germany, and Oregon…and now live with a small menagerie in Portland, Oregon.

The Michael Slate Show

Michael Slate is a revolutionary communist and the host of The Michael Slate Show, a weekly interview based talk show on KPFK  Los Angeles.   The show, hosted and produced by Slate, has aired on KPFK since 2002.   It is rebroadcast by over a dozen other stations around the US, including WCOM community radio in Chapel Hill Carrboro.

As a correspondent for the newspaper Revolution, Slate traveled to South Africa as the only revolutionary journalist from the US to report from inside the heart of the rebellion during the uprisings of the 1980’s. The late South African journalist and author Donald Woods described Slate’s coverage of the South African rebellions War Stories  as “a monumental feat of reportage from the world’s hottest cauldron of contention.” Slate’s work forms a significant part of the foundation of the Black Consciousness Movement (South Africa/Azania) collection in the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.